I recently purchased a Masterbilt electric smoker and while it gets hot enough, something I can't say about my flower pot smoker, it doesn't seem to produce much smoke. There are fresh wood chips in the chip pan and the smoker is at 234 degrees F, but smoke is minimal.
What I think is happening is the smoker gets up to temperature and, being pretty well insulated, the heating element then shuts down. Thus, no smoke. I've considering whether to drill some holes in the top and possibly bottom to increase airflow, but I thought I would check in with the forum first. I cannot be the only person to have this issue.